This one is for my FD1 people!!
We had a very interesting week but we got through the chaos on and off the water as a team! There is so much to thank you for it is hard to know where to begin. I guess I will start with my cabin...
Gridou (Ingrid) you are one amazing person. You were constantly making me laugh and made me feel right at home. You always had words of wisdom and encouragement both on the water and of course back at the cabin in our hot tub! You inspire me so much with all your backpacking adventures and your love for life! Thank you for being one of my cabin mates and for making that week on that was AMAZING!
Rizzizle (Ria) you may have been a little late but I am so glad you got there. You always had something good to say about me and everyone else even when you were feeling not so confident about yourself. I love that your nickname is Rizzizle because you definitely have lots of pizzazz and sparkle. Thank you for everything that week and thank you for you continued support all the way from Florida!
Crispy (Steve) I absolutely can't thank you enough for taking the time to teach us some greek dancing. Aside from being on the river that was one of the best moments of the week! You like all of us had your rough moment on the water but you always made sure to say something positive to me and I heard it several other people as well. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself and all your encouragement!
Runt (Mike) I have to say I was very surprised when you gave me the star kayak award for surfing in the river. Mainly because I am someone who had never really been athletic and certainly was never "recognized" for anything like that. It really made me feel like I could successfully kayak and then branched out to so many more things since then! Thank you for giving me that and for thinking that I deserved it. It was great to have you as a cabinmate and thank you for sharing with all of us as well!
Now Cabin 2...part me wished I experienced your cabin as well haha.
Sukey (Jamie) your smile is fantastic! You were another one that was so supportive and you still continue to be all the way from Wisconsin! I saw your drive on the river to never stop and that helped me find my drive. You shared so much with all of us but you also made sure we all knew that we were getting it done on the river too. you constantly were giving me words of encouragement especially before a rapid. Thank you for giving it your all so that I gave it my all too!
Cat (Dianne) the main thing I need to say thank you for is your lack of filter. I am one of those people who appreciates people telling it exactly how it is in their head. You always were encouraging me and saying such positive things, you even gave me and some other a massage which was fantastic! You; like Sukey; had a drive while on the river to keep moving forward. I love that! And a huge thank you for helping me with info about your time in Montana it was everything you said it would and then some!
Kevlar (Kevin) I have to tell you that every time I hear the Dropkick Murphy's Boston I think of you! It was fantastic to have those moments of just pure fun. I know you had some issues with your hand and foot but you never let that stop you and you were always willing to help out even with those things. It was so nice to hear words of encouragement from you! Thank you for that! I saw you went on your FD2 trip recently how was it?
Pigskin (Megan) I know you weren't feeling well for most of our trip but for the first few days you were so into it all. Sharing a lot about yourself with all of us and encouraging us through all the games. I loved your competitive side during our kayaking games, you were fantastic! While you were missing we really felt it and were constantly thinking of you. I know as a group we were so excited when you got to join us for graduation day! Thank you for your exuberant personality and for helping us all!
SPF (Kristen) you are amazing person. You dislocated your knee and aside from being in pain you didn't let it stop you. If Spoonberg, Pleezah, Big Toe and Sunday didn't say no you would have been in a kayak. From your raft you were always telling us what was coming up or that we did a good a job getting through that rapid. You made me want to work harder because you never threw in the towel. You embraced the raft even turned that into your boat! Thank you for that! I also have to say thank you for sharing your Montana experience with me and for always giving your support through Facebook even now!
There is also a special thanks that goes out to Spoonberg, Pleezah, Freight Train, Mia Rut, Sunday, Big Toe and Brad. But you all know exactly why I would say thank you to you and if you don't I would be more than happy to tell you again!